TCU’s YAF talks cancel culture

first_imgFacebook ReddIt Conservative speaker and Daily Wire contributor Elisha Krauss spoke at the Student Union Wednesday night on the important of free speech on college campuses and society as a whole. Her event comes amid controversy of its cancellation by the Overby Center and rescheduling by school administration in the Union. Photo by Mason Scioneaux. Facebook printTCU’s chapter of Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) took on cancel culture this week with a conversation led by a commentator from the Daily Wire. The phenomenon of boycotting a person or their work was condemned by Elisha Krauss, a host and commentator for the Daily Wire. a right-leaning media outlet. The event was titled, “End the Left’s Cancel Culture.” Kraus said liberals who participate in cancel culture try to limit the information the public receives on an accused person because they want the individual to garner as little sympathy as possible.A flyer for the event. Photo courtesy: @tcuyaf/twitterThe chairman of TCU YAF, Alex Frank, said he wanted Krauss to speak on cancel culture to counter “the idea that an individual is summed up by a caricature” of his or her actions. Frank said the organization decided to invite her because of her ability to engage with college students.“She is an out-of-the-box thinker and a traditional conservative,” he said. “With other speakers, we might have felt as if the message we were trying to convey would not be presented in a manner that was friendly enough for the standard college student listening in.” Frank said he was excited to have hosted Krauss and predicted she will soon become even more prominent in conservative and libertarian media. “The fact that we were able to secure her at this time is extremely crucial, not only for the organization at TCU but also for developing a successful track record in our ability to secure even more prominent speakers on behalf of the YAF chapter at TCU,” he said.  Frank said that TCU YAF is “a fusion of conservative and libertarianism seen during the Reagan era,” and “a bevy of intellectual diversity in the sense that we do not promote or endorse specific party platforms, rather idea viewpoints.” Krauss said one problem with cancel culture is its reliance on what she believes are accusations made with limited information.“We live in a new world where we have all these so-called ‘experts’ that only advance their own political agenda,” she said. “It judges a person based solely on outward appearance or on tweets rather than actual actions.”Another problem she proposed is the immediacy with which accusers on social media pass judgment on an accused’s culpability.“I think there’s an odd desire to act instantly that plays into cancel culture,” she said. “There’s a broader issue in our culture with millennials reacting so quickly and in such a visceral way.”The Daily Wire’s Elisha Krauss (via Facebook)She argued for more nuance in the way public figures should be tried in the metaphorical court of public opinion. She said that some offenses deserve complete ‘cancellation’ from society, while other actions allow for an opportunity for the accused to redeem themselves.For example, she said individuals such as Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein, who were each accused of sexual assault, are examples of public figures whose alleged actions deserve severe public consequences; however, she said individuals like Roseanne Barr, whose television show was canceled after she sent out a racist tweet, were judged too quickly. A general yardstick for determining a proportionate social consequence can be seen in our founding documents, she said.She said one should not be ‘canceled’ if “someone isn’t inhibiting another’s life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.” One attendee, Abbey Young, a sophomore finance and French double major, said she thought the event was educational.“I think the event was a great way to talk about an aspect of the culture that not everyone may completely understand,” she said. “The speaker (Krauss) was fantastic and I really enjoyed hearing her point of view.”By speaking to college students, Krauss hoped to point out what she believes to be a common issue in which millennials, herself included, participate. “I think that rush to judgment of all people, no matter what side of the aisle they’re on, needs to be put in check,” she said. “And I would hope that they would work on that personally, professionally, and as a broader campus and society.”  Previous articleHoroscope: February 4, 2020Next articleThe Leap 2/4/20 Alexandra Lang RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Alexandra Lang ReddIt Linkedin Alexandra Lang The Skiff Graduation Issue: April 22, 2021 The Skiff: April 8, 2021 What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit Alexandra Lang + posts Alexandra Lang Linkedin Twitter The Skiff: April 15, 2021 Alexandra Lang is a Journalism and Political Science double major from San Antonio, Texas. 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Peerless Celtic break British unbeaten record

first_imgGlasgow, United Kingdom | AFP | French striker Moussa Dembele scored one and created another two as Celtic thrashed St Johnstone 4-0 to break their own 100-year British record of unbeaten domestic matchesThe Scottish champions extended their domestic unbeaten record to 63 to eclipse the Celtic team of Willie Maley who went 62 league games unbeaten — pre-League Cup whilst the Scottish Cup was not played during World War I — between 1915 and 1917. Brendan Rodgers’s team are joint-third now in UEFA’s all-time domestic unbeaten records list, alongside Moldovan side Sheriff Tiraspol.Gibraltar’s Lincoln Red Imps (88) — who ironically began Rodgers tenure last year with an embarrassing defeat in a Champions League first leg match — and Romania’s Steaua Bucharest — who won the European Cup in 1986 and reached the final in 1989 — of the late 1980s lead with 104.“To have actually beaten what was a British record — and obviously Celtic were the holders of that already — means it’s a truly special day for the players and the club,” said Rodgers.“It means everything. It’s an incredible feat by the players and a wonderful example of professionalism,” added the 44-year-old Northern Irishman.St Johnstone had been the last side to defeat Celtic on domestic duty back in May 2016, but they never looked like repeating that feat.Scott Sinclair opened the scoring in the 28th minute before Dembele added a second in the 72nd minute.?Congratulations to Brendan Rodgers and the @celticfc bhoys on a new British record:6️⃣3️⃣games unbeaten in domestic competition. #COYBIG ??— Dafabet UK (@Dafabet) November 4, 2017 Steven Anderson turned a Dembele cross into his own net two minutes later before Olivier Ntcham added a late fourth.Celtic were unchanged from their Champions League 2-1 home defeat by Bayern Munich on Tuesday but they showed no signs of a European hangover as they quickly warmed to the task in the autumn sunshine.A sluggish St Johnstone, without a goal since 23 September, went behind from Celtic’s first corner of the match.Stuart Armstrong fired the low corner to the centre of the penalty area where there was plenty of space for the unmarked Sinclair to fire the ball high into the net beyond the despairing Zander Clark.Celtic began the second half as they ended the first and came close to adding a second shortly after the restart.? HISTORY ?Celtic have broken their own record and gone 63 domestic games unbeaten. The longest run ever by a British top-flight team.— BT Sport Football (@btsportfootball) November 4, 2017An Armstrong corner in the 53rd minute was met by Dedryck Boyata but his looping header was nodded off the line by Aaron Comrie at the back post.Celtic doubled their lead when Dembele struck, the French striker started the move on the half-way line and burst into the box to get on the end of Armstrong’s cut-back to finish confidently past Clark.Dembele proved to be a thorn in St Johnstone’s side as he set up Celtic’s third two minutes later.Australian midfielder Tom Rogic fed the ball to the striker on the left wing and his attempt to pick out Sinclair with a cut-back came off Saints defender Anderson and trundled into his own net.The French striker wasn’t finished as he then teed up substitute Ntcham to rifle a low strike past Clark with just a minute left as Celtic finished in style.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Liverpool leave it late again to beat Southampton

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp That was also the Irishman’s 50th Premier League goal and he should have had 51 shortly after when he failed to connect with another dangerous Bertrand cross and Virgil van Dijk nearly turned the ball into his own net against his old club.Keita has failed to live up to expectations since his £53 million move from RB Leipzig last summer, but the Senegalese could hardly have picked a better moment to score his first goal for the club nine minutes before the break.Southampton were left angry that Salah was not flagged offside in the build-up, but the ball eventually fell for Trent Alexander-Arnold and his in-swinging cross was met too powerfully with his head by Keita for Gunn to keep out.Liverpool had far more control of the game after the break, but had to wait until 10 minutes from time for the crucial goal and it came on the counter-attack from a Southampton corner.Salah latched onto Henderson’s headed pass and ran from inside his own half before curling in his first goal in nine games from just outside the box.Henderson had been left on the bench from the start by Klopp, but the Liverpool captain made his presence felt as a substitute as he then burst into the box to finish off Roberto Firmino’s low cross to seal a vital three points. Southampton, United Kingdom | AFP | Liverpool needed more late goals to move top of the Premier League once more as Mohamed Salah and Jordan Henderson struck in the final 10 minutes to earn a 3-1 victory at Southampton on Friday.Jurgen Klopp’s men had to come from behind at St. Mary’s after Shane Long’s early opener.However, Naby Keita’s first goal for the club brought the visitors level before Salah and Henderson’s strikes took Liverpool two points clear of Manchester City, who still have a game in hand.The league leaders also needed late goals to beat Fulham and Tottenham in their last two games, but they refuse to give up the chase of a City side eyeing history with a quadruple of trophies.Southampton started the evening just five points above the relegation zone at the other end of the table, but had won their past two games as part of a general upturn in form since Ralph Hasenhuttl took charge in December.And the hosts looked more like the side going for the title in the early stages as they went in front on nine minutes.Ryan Bertrand’s cross picked out the run of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg into the box and his flick-on looped over Andy Robertson for Long to control and score just his fourth goal in his last 50 Premier League appearances.center_img Mohammed Salah scores for Liverpoollast_img read more

London Olympics: Celebrations can wait, medals are the focus for Gagan right now

first_imgIf you thought Gagan Narang was partying the whole night after winning a bronze medal, that’s not been the case. People did come to meet the new Olympic bronze medallist on Tuesday, but the champion says he is not yet in party mode.”Obviously, a lot of pressure is off me but there was no big party last night,” Gagan said on Tuesday.Like a true champion, Gagan said that with two more events to go in the London Olympics, he cannot get distracted.”Yes, it’s nice I have an Olympic medal now but I have to focus on my next two events. My coach Stanislas Lapidus is not going to let me relax,” added Narang as he made his way back at the ranges.In Beijing, after failing to make it to the 10m air rifle final, Narang said he had lost focus for the three-position event. But this time around, the determination seems a lot more and he is not discounting his chances of competing hard once again.For someone like Gagan, who has stayed focussed through multiple events at the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games, this is perhaps a chance to prove to the world that there is no limit to the success a strong will can achieve.Historically, among Indians at the Olympics, no athlete has won multiple medals in the same edition. Gagan has a chance to add a new chapter if he can motivate himself all over again.With coach Lapidus not allowing Gagan too many media interactions, we will wait for India’s newest Olympic medallist to speak his heart out at length.advertisementlast_img read more

10 months ago​AC Milan enquire about Fulham midfielder Johansen

first_img​AC Milan enquire about Fulham midfielder Johansenby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan are interested in signing Fulham midfielder Stefan Johansen.The 27-year-old was a key member of the team that won promotion under Slavisa Jokanovic last season.But the Norway skipper has only managed to start 4 Premier League games this term.The likes of Jean Michael Seri and Calum Chambers are ahead of him in the pecking order.Per Sky in Italy, Milan are looking to sign him this winter on a cut price deal – or on a free in the summer. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Kyklades Maritime Adds 2 More VLCCs to the Tally

first_imgzoomIllustration; Image Courtesy: Kyklades Maritime Greek owner Kyklades Maritime has reportedly placed an order for two very large crude carriers with South Korean Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI).The 319,000 dwt ships are slated for delivery in 2019 and 2020, data from VesselsValue shows. The price details of the order were not disclosed.Kyklades Maritime is a return customer to HHI as it already has two VLCCs of the same size on order at the yard, slated for delivery next year.The Greek owner also has five 115,000 dwt Aframax tankers under construction at South Korean Sungdong Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering. The first two ships from the batch, priced at USD 44 million each, are set to join the Greek owner’s fleet in 2018 with the remaining three following suit in 2019.In addition, this year is reserved for the delivery of two Suezmax tankers to the company from Japanese shipbuilder Japan Marine United (JMU).World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Nutrien to sell Israel Chemical stake for expected US700 million

first_imgSASKATOON – Fertilizer giant Nutrien Ltd. (TSX:NTR) says it plans to sell all of its holdings in Israel Chemicals Ltd. in a secondary share offering for an expected US$700 million.The sale comes as one of the requirements set out by global regulators for Potash Corp. and Agrium Inc. to merge to become Nutrien.Nutrien also needs to sell its shareholdings in Arab Potash Co. and Chile-based SQM within 18 months, and had to sell off some U.S. operations and convert its holdings in China-based Sinofert Holdings Ltd. to a passive investment before it closed the merger.The company secured U.S. approval for the deal in late December to clear the way for the company to start trading on Jan. 2 as Nutrien, since approvals from Canada, India, China, Brazil and Russia were already in place.The combined company, which has fertilizer mining operations in Canada and the U.S. as well as more than 1,500 farm retail centres globally, proposed the merger as a way to expand its combined reach and achieve $500 million a year in cost savings.Nutrien, now with about a $43-billion market capitalization, is headquartered in Saskatoon with corporate offices in Calgary.last_img read more

Tim Hortons falls to 67th in reputation rankings by Reputation Institute

first_imgTORONTO – Tim Hortons has seen its ranking take a hit in another study tracking Canada’s most reputable companies.Research firm Reputation Institute says the company has fallen to 67th from 13th place in one of the largest moves down of all 250 companies it analyzed this year, but the brand is still considered to have a “strong reputation.”The study is based on ratings from 27,000 Canadians, who are asked to score companies on their products, innovation, workplace governance, citizenship, leadership and financial performance.Google, Lego and Rolex topped the list, while Canadian brands MEC, Jean Coutu and Canadian Tire all cracked the top 20. Shoppers Drug Mart, Home Hardware, Cineplex, Roots and Sleep Country Canada all made appearances in the top 50.The study comes after similar rankings were released in April by research organization Leger, which ranked Tim Hortons in 50th spot, down from fourth place.The moves follow a public spat between Tim Hortons parent company Restaurant Brands International and the Great White North Franchisee Association, which claims to represent more than half of the brand’s franchisee owners.In recent months, they have fought over cost-cutting measures made at some franchisee’s locations in the wake of Ontario’s minimum wage hike, RBI’s alleged misuse of a national advertising fund and a $700-million renovation plan to spruce up restaurants.Companies in this story: (TSX:QSR)last_img read more

Privacy and other matters with Facebooks videocall gadget

first_imgNEW YORK — There’s a new category of home gadgets best described as screens for making video calls, listening to music and responding to voice commands for tasks you can also do on your phone.Unlike tablets, these microphone- and camera-equipped screens are meant to rest at a fixed location in your living room, kitchen or, gasp, your bedroom.Facebook’s Portal is a great option for video calling. But given the company’s shoddy record on user privacy, do you even want one?There are also some alternatives, from Amazon and Google, but they are not primarily built for video calling. That said, they are better than Portal at the other stuff, like voice-assisted tasks.Barbara Ortutay, The Associated Presslast_img read more